Flyer bus to help drinkers at Christmas

Victor Magpie and Tyrers of Adlington Managing Director Richard Buckle outside Chorley FC's Football Flyer

Victor Magpie and Tyrers of Adlington Managing Director Richard Buckle outside Chorley FC's Football Flyer

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A non-league football club will be doing everything they can to combat drink driving this Christmas.

Bosses at Chorley Football Club have agreed to launch the Chorley FC Football Flyer.

The double decker bus, which has been provided by Adlington coach firm Tyrers, will pick up fans in Astley Village and Buckshaw Village for the Boxing Day fixture against Bradford Park Avenue.

The club is encouraging fans to leave their cars at home and hop aboard the bus so they do not run the risk of being over the limit.

Fans can pay just £2 for a one way journey or £3 for a return.

The route will start in Old Worden Avenue, Buckshaw Village, at 1pm, before travelling down Euxton Lane, Chancery Road. It will arrive at Victory Park at 1.30pm.

The same journey will be made at 2pm. A return bus is available 20 minutes after the full-time whistle.

Special pick up points will be erected for fans to wait at.

Vice-chairman Graham Watkinson said: “Chorley Football Club would like to play its part in safe driving over the holiday period and in doing so is delighted to announce this initiative in conjunction with Tyrers.

“Hopefully our supporters will use this bus service to get to and from games.

“In 2015, we will be looking to put buses on from other areas too.”

Sgt Lana Palmer Davies, who works at Chorley Police, said: “We always run a drink driving campaign and encourage the use of public transport whenever it is possible.

“The campaign has commenced and we’ll continue to engage with the community.”